Mumbai, Jan. 28 -- The Bombay high court (HC) has cancelled the allotment of a Bandra plot, which was meant for a community centre, to a coaching centre for IAS aspirants.

Locals had moved the court two years ago opposing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allotment of the 4,600 sq ft plot to Shiv Vidya Prabodhini Balasaheb Thackeray IAS Academy in April 2018. On January 24, the court disposed of the petition and asked BMC to allot it to the welfare centre.

"The corporation shall allot the said premises admeasuring approximately 4,600 sq ft for use of welfare centre in accordance with law, after inviting applications from interested organisations through advertisements issued in local newspapers," read the court order. The bench...